Corrosion

Viewpoint—Industry 4.0: Demystifying the next big thing in oil and gas

Habibi, E., PAS Global

Until a few years ago, the term Industrial Revolution referred to the significant technological changes that began in the late 1700s with the advent of the steam engine, leading to the mechanization of work and the unprecedented economic growth and prosperity that followed.

The benefits of unmanned aerial vehicles in plant inspection services

Smith, M., Spitfire Aerial Services

As the technology surrounding unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones (FIG. 1), continues to advance, so too do the ways they are used.

Methodology for model-based, real-time prediction of corrosion in heat exchangers

Holzer, G., Jeitler, E., Prozess Optimal CAP GmbH

In the chemical and process industries, gases or vapor mixtures must be cooled to temperatures near the water dewpoint in a variety of thermal unit operations.

Building blocks of process safety

Dutta, H., Nayara Energy Ltd.

Major incidents continue to strike the oil and gas industry at regular intervals.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the winners for its second annual awards.

Corrosion impact of the mixture of butanol-blended gasoline

The role of octane boosters on the corrosivity of petroleum products for gasoline/diesel engines has attracted more attention in the auto fuel market due to the depletion of fossil fuels in the world’s feedstock.

Additive solutions to SOx emissions in FCCUs

Genç, M., Dalgıç, E., Karani, U., Emiroglu, I., Er, I., Gul, A., Avcilar, S., TÜPRAŞ; Ventham, T., Johnson Matthey Process Technologies

Sulfur oxide additives are typically based on hydrotalcite or magnesium aluminate spinel-type structures. Magnesium alumina is the pickup agent present in the most effective SOx additives on the market; therefore, to optimize SOx reduction, it is critical to maximize the amount of the critical magnesium component in the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) in an efficient and cost-effective way.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Carboline has released Carboquick® 200, a high-build, one-coat, quick-drying polyaspartic coating that can be applied directly to metal.

Business Trends: A strategic energy solution

Giglio, R., Foster Wheeler

Refining is the process of separating crude oil into different hydrocarbon groups through distillation.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its second annual awards.